The NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. They children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC. It is the UK's free 24 hour helpline for children and young people in danger or distress. Volunteers take calls about a wide range of problems, but the most common are abuse (physical, mental and sexual), bullying, serious family problems, worries about friends' welfare, and teenage pregnancy. Where possible, ChildLine aims to help children to help themselves by encouraging them to discuss the options that may improve their situation.
Women as Proectors is another branch of the NSPCC, helping mums and female carers who are in contact with a man who is known to have committed sexual offences against children. Mums and carers on the programme are educated about the risk of sexual harm and are supported and empowered to protect their children.
Volunteer Counsellor - The purpose of the ChildLine Counsellor (Call Taker) role is to provide services to children and young people contacting the helpline by telephone and via the ChildLine website. This involves trained volunteers responding to children and young people in a variety of ways depending on how they have chosen to access the service.
Volunteer Mentor for the Women as Protectors Service –The NSPCC are looking for volunteer mentors to help a woman embed what she has learned about child protection in practioner-led sessions into her everyday life with her family, offering continued support to her to help keep her children safe. The volunteering will take place in the service user's home.
For a full role description, please click on the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below and fill out the form stating you are interested in this role, and Emma from the Student Volunteer Centre will e-mail it to you.
Due to the sensitive nature of the Women as Protectors volunteering opportunity, it is only open to females aged 21 years and above.
Volunteer Counsellor – Childline ask for a weekly commitment of one 4.5 hour shift for a period of at least one year.
Volunteer Mentor for the Women as Protectors Service - The role will start with 1-1.5 hrs weekly contact with mentee, moving to fortnightly and then monthly as work progresses. You would also need to be available for monthly supervision sessions with the volunteer manager which will move to bi-monthly as work progresses. It is expected that you would commit for a year.
Women as Protectors Service:
To apply simply look below and click on 'Register Your Interest'
We will then contact you with the relevant information such as the application process and contact details, then the fantastic people at ChildLine will guide you through until you are volunteering!
Expenses covered by ChildLine
Ongoing support & supervision
Application process can take up to 6 weeks
DBS required/provided by ChildLine